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Poster: reviewr Date: Aug 1, 2012 7:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Spring 1990 Box Set

I wonder what percentage of Dead.net shoppers known about Archive.org or are old tape traders. If the percentage is low, I can see why they did this - there is some really good music here and they want to make the GD's whole catalog available in high quality. If the percentage is high, it makes no sense - not many sales.

In either case it is very clear that's only a matter of time before there will be very little left to stream.

Edit: Just had a thought...
Considering that there will be little to stream at some point. It would be really cool if they made all official releases available on-line for a subscription fee. Then we wouldn't have to buy all those CDs or download so much on our computers.

This post was modified by reviewr on 2012-08-02 02:38:22

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Poster: RJ_Squirrel Date: Aug 1, 2012 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Spring 1990 Box Set

They never pulled any of the Dave's Picks shows, is that unprecedented for official releases?

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Poster: veblen Date: Aug 1, 2012 8:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Spring 1990 Box Set

I haven't been following the commercial releases very closely, but I must have missed a lot if they are even coming close to 2137 (38) commercial releases.

Don't worry but I think streaming dead is OK for now. Plus, the AUDS should remain. Well, unless bobby adopts a kid and has further college expenses, then all bets are off.

For some reason thinking of the end of streaming dead has me recalling the end-of-the-universe scene with Dr Flicker from Annie Hall:

INT. DOCTOR'S OFFICE-DAY

Alvy as young boy sits on a sofa with his mother in an old-fashioned, cluttered doctor's office. The doctor stands near the sofa, holding a cigarette and listening.

MOTHER
(To the doctor)
He's been depressed. All off a sudden, he can't do anything.

DOCTOR
(Nodding)
Why are you depressed, Alvy?

MOTHER
(Nudging Alvy)
Tell Dr. Flicker.
(Young Alvy sits, his head down. His mother answers for him) It's something he read.

DOCTOR
(Puffing on his cigarette and nodding)
Something he read, huh?

ALVY
(His head still down)
The universe is expanding.

DOCTOR
The universe is expanding?

ALVY
(Looking up at the doctor)
Well, the universe is everything, and if
it's expanding, someday it will break apart
and that would be the end of everything!

Disgusted, his mother looks at him.

MOTHER
(shouting)

What is that your business?
(she turns back to the doctor)
He stopped doing his homework.

ALVY
What's the point?

MOTHER
(Excited, gesturing with her hands)
What has the universe got to do with it?
You're here in Brooklyn! Brooklyn is not expanding!

DOCTOR
(Heartily, looking down at Alvy)
It won't be expanding for billions of years
yet, Alvy. And we've gotta try to enjoy
ourselves while we're here. Uh?

He laughs.